Man who complained of COVID-19 symptoms, found dead in Beachwood hotel

Man who complained of COVID-19 symptoms, found dead in Beachwood hotel

BEACHWOOD Ohio (WOIO) - A 31-year-old man who told his roommate he feared he may have contracted COVID-19, was found dead inside a Beachwood hotel on Oct. 18.

According to the roommate, Patrick Titas, of Lyndhurst, checked himself into a hotel to self-isolate on Oct. 11.

Titas’s dad reported him missing on Oct. 18, after being unable to contact his son.

Doctor Amy Edwards from UH says before self isolating make sure you tell all of your loved ones where you are.

“His own dad didn’t know where he was with out really telling people where you are people can’t check on you," she said.

After checking several hotels, Beachwood officers tracked down Titas at Hotel Indigo in the 3500 block of Park East Drive.

A hotel manager let officers inside Titas’s room, where his body was found next to the bed.

According to the police report, there was evidence in the hotel room Titas had been sick.

Officers said there was vomit in the trash can and empty cold medicine containers.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said the cause of death for Titas is still pending.

If you have a feeling that you might have Covid-19 Edwards urges you to wear a mask.

“Absolutely wear your mask because we know that wearing a mask prevents that spread of droplet to other people & contact your doctor," she said.

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